twindadplus2 (572) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Woodman’s. Pours a dark, reddish brown with a thin film of a tan head. Aroma is molasses and dark grains. Taste is very sweet up front with a bit of roasted malt and light bitterness at the end. Fades to a sweet, nutty finish with minimal carbonation adding to a syrupy feel on the palate. Not bad for the price I suppose but just doesn’t quite come together the way you expect it too.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought at Trader Joe’s under the name Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Pours a medium red brown liquid with a nice thick head of mocha small bubbles. Nose is a little cola with a hint of molasses sweetness. Taste is sweet malt with just a hint of roasting. Body is thinish and not very spectacular. Finishes cleanly with just a lingering amount of good bitters and toffee. For what it is, it’s a very nice beer. High alcohol content a plus.
gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
drinking bad hare ale
sniffing, sipping, swallowing
trying not to puke
jbuzz (741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bought as Boatswain HLV ale at Trader Joes. Dark very full and stiff head, stuck to my mustach pretty well. malt and carmel slight alchol
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trader Joe’s, DC 650ml ($2.30): Pours on the darker side of brown with a rather wee head. Aroma is a somewhat unbalanced combination of hops and roasted malts, not that it is particularly bad or anything. Taste is slightly on the bitter side of things. Good amount of roastiness. Not a terrible beer, but a somewhat bland bitter brown. In any case, I was expecting way worse.
whitebear (41) - - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brown has a nice aroma with a sweet malty taste to it. Isn’t a bad choice for the price.
Hair6a11 (1260) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pour is murky brown with a mahogany undertone. Khaki head, albeit modest, with mediocre retention and lacing. The nose is heavy on the caramel, it reminds me of a shitty doppelbock actually. The flavor profile has light bittering hops, heavy on the caramel, Brown sugar. Toffee..... Roast.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, dense, mahogany brown with an average sized tan head.
Sweet nutty malt aroma.
Sweet nutty flavor that follows the aroma.
Not too bad.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle 4/5/12 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-40° in Dimpled Mug-Pours a brown with a ruby tint with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste of roasted malt, sweetness, light chocolate, and slight hops. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad as I was expecting worse.
Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, very dark brown, almost black. Large dark tan head from an aggressive pour. Head is mostly remaining with large bubbles. Inviting aroma of a fairly high intensity. Smells sweet, but bitter with chocolate and caramel aromas. An intense flavour, with a lot of things going on. Salty sweet on the front of the tongue, full bodied with a long aftertaste. Round and creamy texture. with sweet, sour, salty, bitter, toasted, hoppy tastes ( a whole lot going on). A complex, rich quality.